AMD Radeon RX 480 Preorders Now Available in China, Prices Range from $250-$300
The launch of AMD Radeon RX 480 is only over a week away, and as with all product launches, several online retailers have started posting their RX 480 preorders while others are getting ready.
As spotted by Expreview, almost all popular GPU brands in China are taking Radeon RX 480 preorders which for now are only for reference designs. JD.com is offering select 8GB reference models that are all priced at 1999 Yuan (about 310 USD at current exchange rates). The price is a placeholder given all AIB cards come with the same set of specifications.
We expect pricing to be a bit lower at launch, but keep in mind that most places outside the US tend to experience higher prices.
Several other retailers around the globe have also posted Radeon RX 480 preorders generally ranging from $250 to $300. Others like NCIX who haven’t yet listed any cards have created RX series categories on their site which are currently populated with random cards.
Earlier today, an image of the XFX radeon RX 480 was spotted online hinting the card is ready and just waiting for final packaging on production line. The XFX model appears to using a reference design, but with a short PCB, blower type cooler and a full cover backplate.
In other news, AMD has confirmed that Polaris 10 GPU offers DVI support. The port won’t be installed on the reference model, but proper connections are available on the circuit board meaning AIB partners can offer DVI-D capable RX 480 cards.
Based on the next generation Polaris architecture and the latest 14nm FinFET process, AMD Radeon RX 480 is set to offer an impressive performance per dollar solution to mainstream gamers. According to AMD, it will position the card as the most affordable premium VR and 1440p gaming solution.
The Radeon RX 480 launches on June 29th, and will cost $199 for 4GB and $229 for 8GB models.
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